Hillary Chybinski: Project Life 2012 . . . Week 4

Thursday, February 02, 2012

Project Life 2012 . . . Week 4

So this week I got really good at stuffing in little bits of ephemera. . .but my story telling is still flat.

I also need to change out the program from Ryan's 5th Grade Band Concert because once I get the "right" page protectors. . .it won't fit anymore.

I'm not too upset with the less than perfect quality of the photos. . .they are capturing little snippets of our lives.

But I really want to work on developing the story part of it more. . .I'm so anxious to get it "done" that it's turning out to be too simple and flat for my liking. I need to "craft it up" more I think.

One of these weeks I will hit the right balance. . .for now it's 2 steps forward, one step back.

What helps you tell your stories better?

catch you soon -

1 comment:

  1. I really like your weekly cards that sum up your activities - it's a good use of the day-of-the-week stickers!

    I'm really wordy - reaaallllly wordy - so I have almost the opposite problem, except it can lead to the same result. Too many words can muck up the works and detract from the overall design, making it seem flat.

    I try to tame my wordiness by focusing on certain details, instead of trying to tell the whole story. I might miss a bunch of stuff about a trip to our cousin's house, and instead focus on a picture of my daughter sitting the same way I do, or something funny I overheard the kids say. I figure that captures the flavor of our daily lives as much as anything else.

    As for feeling visually "flat," in addition to my PL stuff (stickers/cards/12x12 paper) I keep a box on hand of small embellishments to use to fill in spaces - rub ons, letter stickers, blank journaling spots, tabs, decorative tape... Lately I've been looking to Smash Books products for inspiration. But here I go getting wordy again... :)